Monthly Archives: February 2013

Week-end snowstorms

 

Snow-Covered Elm, digital photo, (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013

Snow-Covered Elm, digital photo, (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013

This is the third week. Hey, it’s winter in New England. This one really didn’t allow me the dramatic light of last week, but, because it was the kind of storm it was (close to 32 degrees F), the snow was wet, sticky and heavy.

Under the Crabapple, digital photo, (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013

Under the Crabapple, digital photo, (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013

Leaning Trees 1, digital photo, (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013

Leaning Trees 1, digital photo, (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013

 

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Violence Against Women Act

In all of my wildest dreams, I never thought this would ever be contested. Huh? And, now, according to some parties, it isn’t good for men? Yeah, I guess. For wife-beaters, Lesbian-haters, and men who just have to show their violence against Native women.

I have started a piece that is a digital transfer to canvas that is as sickening as it is strong. I have saved this image, and the pieces are not attached so this can become a series. This is what the actual scan looks like.

Violence Against Women 1, digital print on canvas from a drawing and photograph-first morph, in progress

Violence Against Women 1, digital print on canvas from a drawing has been made. This is the scan.

(c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

 

Unraveling

I am in the process, as I have mentioned a few times, of breaking out of the geometric mode that I was in and experimenting with collage, etc.

This is the newest of those pieces. After I came home yesterday and sorted through the 132 pictures that I shot (see last few posts), I dug through a pile of very old prints (last decade), and came up with an 10″x8″ macro of a tulip. That’s where it started.

More experimental work

“Unraveling”, 2013 collage/mixed-media, 8″x8″ (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

(The “image” in the upper-left does not exist-it’s reflection. That area is fairly flat color.)

In this piece is also a print of a painting from the Art in Small Places series-making the statement that it’s done. And, I don’t see the unraveling process as negative, at all. It is still a continuum, and I can analyze it now with the knowledge of what came before and after. I will take from that and expand.

Salisbury, MA after Nemo

As I said on Facebook, Salisbury has always delivered every image I have looked for, post storm:

"Carefree Arcade, (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013. The worst hit that I visited.

“Carefree Arcade, (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013. The worst hit that I visited.

"Salisbury Damage", (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

“Salisbury Damage”, (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

"Bottles and Cans Only", (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

“Bottles and Cans Only”, (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

"Ozzie's Fried Dough". (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013. Salisbury got snow and sand.

“Ozzie’s Fried Dough”. (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013. Salisbury got snow and sand.

Hampton after Nemo

I really feel like taking a dip-not.

“Welcome to Hampton Beach”. (c)2013.

"Hampton Beach seawall" (c)2013. The seawall is covered.

“Hampton Beach seawall” (c)2013. The seawall is covered.

"Hampton Beach  seawall" (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013.

“Hampton Beach seawall” (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013.

Hampton Beach 5A storm like this delivers extra love to beach communities in the form of storm surges. Where they didn’t seem to be brutal in Rye, the further south I went, the better (if you will), the display.

More Nemo

"Lobster Trap Graveyard" (c) 2013. I didn't see a lot  of debris.

“Lobster Trap Graveyard” (c) 2013. I didn’t see a lot of debris.


Further down the coast, I found another place to shoot from. Finding parking was an issue. Fortunately, at 6:30 AM after a storm on a Sunday, everybody else is in bed!

Nemo

I am always inspired and excited by storms. They are something I can’t control. I tend to not go out in the thick of them, but I have had photographs that I have taken the day after, published. Yesterday, I shot a few right outside, but the light was so flat, and fuzzy because of the storm, that I posted a few on Facebook, and called it “special”.
This morning, I left Rochester around 5:20 AM. I started shooting about an hour later, since my favorite starting place was not accessible.
In the next few posts, you will see photos from coastal New Hampshire and Massachusetts (very northern).

"Sunrise, with texture", (c) 2013. Water vs ice.

“Sunrise, with texture”, (c) 2013. Water vs ice.